music , ( sigh ) its one of god's gifts to us mortal humans , u know , god gave us many pleasures , But believe me , every pleasure is followed by guilt , after u eat , u blame ur self cuz u might gain weight , after making love , u feel a kind of disgust in ur self ( lol if u know what i mean ) , after sports , u feel tired and beaten , but man , listen to the music u like ( No matter if its Classical , Metal, blues , hell even 3 chords for a pop song ) and u wont feel ashamed at all , ur soul is going to be loaded with a new hope , a new feel .
I am 19 , i live in damascus/Syria , i am studying medicine , i apologize because of my weak - full of dictating errors- english , please forgive me , and thank u for listening .
I grabbed my first guitar a year and a half ago , after i finished highschool ( studying in our country is REALLY hard , so u dont have time to do anything during ur study lol )
my main influence was Mr.Yngwie J Malmsteen , and the Late mr.Roy Buchanan and many others
I really wanted to create that kind of celestial music those men created , and considering that i dont have many friends , i am a kind of a loner here , lol , dont have any girlfriend to spend time with , ( i dont think anyone can keep up with me more than 27 mintues ) , I decided to have something in my life ,that would make me busy , and , happy at the same time ( u know staying in the county jail would do the trick of keeping up bust , but i dont like that choice really, if u know what i mean !!! )
So i bought a REALLY CHEAP samick Guitar ( i dont know if u know that kind of guitars , korean i think ) and a marshal 15 watts amp to practice with ( i really didnt want to play classical guitar )
and i started.
I bought a lot of books ( Mr.Troy Stetina's Rhythm1 and 2 , Lead 1 and 2 , And Speed mechanix , Mr. Frank Gambale's Techinque book, and others ) u know i didnt have anyone to guide me , so i didnt know what to buy , i went online and searched for some books that other good guys found it usefull , and Voila , i bought em !
The problem is , i DO NOT KNOW if i am Getting good or not , i mean ,i practice on the same things on and on , u know , i am a med student , WE MUST STUDY LIKE MULES lol , So , i dont have much time to practice , i practice about 90 minutes everyday Well NOT A CLOCK WORK everyday , but , u know ...
So When i start practicing i go with the chromatic 1234 kind of thing , with a metronone , THOUGH I DO NOT KNOW HOW SHOULD I CHANGE THE TEMPO , i mean when and TILL WHAT SPEED SHOULD KEEP PUSHIG THE TEMPO UP ?!?!!
Anyway , this exercise take about 30 minutes ( i dont KNOW HOW MUCH SHOULD I PRACTICE ) and then i start doing some technique exercises , But , i am so confused , I DO NOT KNOW HOW SHOULD I PRACTICE SCALES , WHAT SCALES SHOULD I KNOW BY HEART , WHAT MODES , WHICH CHORDS SHOULD I MEMORIZE , SHOULD I STUDY THEORy ?? IF YES, WHAT SHOULD I STUDY ??? ( THERES A GREAT SITE FOR THEORY Its : www.musictheory.net AND ITS A MUST )
U are probably saying now guys : this stupid guy has everything : Books , AN EXELLENT theory site , GUITAR ,WHAT THE HECK IS HE ASKING FOR ???
I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO MANAGE MY TIME , WHAT TO EXERCISE DAILY , WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL SHOULD I USE , I DONT HAVE ANY TIME SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT LETS SAY 5 YEARS i mean what kind of progress i should be acomplishing for the next 5 years, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT STAGE I SHOULD BE IN RIGHT NOW , PLEASE HELP ME GUYS , I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DESPERATE .
Thanx for listening , u are great , god bless u all